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In Switzerland, the appellation d'origine protégée (AOP, protected designation of origin) is a geographical indication protecting the origin and the quality of traditional food products other than wines (wines have another label called appellation d'origine contrôlée, AOC).

In the past, the appellation d'origine contrôlée certification was used for both wines and other food products. In 2013, to match the system of the European Union, the appellation d'origine contrôlée was replaced by the appellation d'origine protégée for agricultural products other than wine.

Geographical indications and traditional specialities in Switzerland

The appellation d'origine protégée (AOP, protected designation of origin) certifies that "everything, from the raw material to the processing and the final product, comes from one clearly defined region of origin".[1]

The indication géographique protégée (IGP, protected geographical indication) certifies that products were "either manufactured, processed or prepared at their place of origin".[1]

The appellation d'origine contrôlé (AOC, controlled designation of origin) certifies wines.


  • Bois du Jura
  • Boutefas
  • Bündner Bergkäse
  • Huile de noix de Sévery
  • Jambon de la borne
  • St.Galler Alpkäse
  • Cuchaule, dossier has been transferted to the Federal Office for Agriculture the 22 April 2016
  • Bündnerfleisch[3]
  • Glarner Kalberwurst
  • Jambon cru du Valais
  • Longeole
  • Lard sec du Valais
  • St. Galler Bratwurst
  • Saucisse d'Ajoie
  • Saucisse aux choux vaudoise
  • Saucisson neuchâtelois et Saucisse neuchâteloise
  • Saucisson vaudois
  • Viande séchée du Valais
  • Zuger Kirschtorte
  • Appenzeller Mostbröckli
  • Appenzeller Siedwurst
  • Appenzeller Pantli
  • Berner Zungenwurst

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